Meditation for Friday in Passion Week: On the Part the Blessed Virgin Bore in Her Son’s Sufferings

Consider first, the foresight the Blessed Virgin had of the passion of her Son, from the time that she heard that prophetic prediction addressed to her by holy Simeon, Luke ii. 34, 35, that he should ‘be set for a sign which should be contradicted, and that a sword should pierce her own soul.’ Yes,…